closed lake

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closed lake

[¦klōzd ′lāk]
(hydrology)
A lake that does not have a surface effluent and that loses water by evaporation or by seepage.
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The Salar de Atacama basin--the second largest endorheic basin identified in this study--is also of tectonic origin (Reutter et al.
Keywords: SRTM, quantitative geomorphology, endorheic basins, South America
Endorheic basins are characteristic geomorphic features in southern South America.
The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the use of SRTM data for continental-scale quantitative geomorphology and to draw attention to the geographic distribution of endorheic basins in South America south of 19[degrees]S.
To identify endorheic basins, topographic depressions in the DEM were filled using the algorithm after Planchon and Darboux (2001) with enforced drainage on flats which is implemented in the TAS (Terrain Analysis System) software version 2.
Only confirmed endorheic basins were included in the following analyses.
In the following analyses, only validated endorheic basins are used.
167 The characteristic polygonal structure of the takyrs, seen here in the Aydingkol Depression (492 ft [150 m] below sea level) in the Tarim endorheic basin (Xinjiang, China), between the Takla Makan and the A-la Shan deserts.
The A-la Shan Desert is, in fact, a set of endorheic basins that often have abundant underground water.
Apart from this, at the ends of these chains--at altitudes between 4,921-6,562 ft (1,500-2,000 m)--there are smaller depressions, called bolsones, that form small endorheic basins fed by intermittent watercourses.
The fact that they are endorheic basins has led to the formation of vast areas of saline soils that often cover the depressions.
Scale surface microstructure and scale size in the tooth-carp genus Apha-nius (Teleostei, Cyprinodontidae) from endorheic basins in Southwest Iran.